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Postby cyclebot » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:27 am

richie_b wrote:My pride & joy
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An 8.5kg Challenge Fujin SLII
It is the most fun bike I've ever ridden & is immensely complimentary of the rider.

Other photos can follow....


how much faster is this than a regular bike?
sweet ride mann!
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Postby richie_b » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:42 am

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That bike is seriously fast. There's various estimates about speed around, my favourite is the old Kreuzotter site (which is offline now, for some reason, but can be found on the web archive here, for comparison the pictured bike is a lowracer above seat steering).
Something in the order of 10-20kph on the flat depending on power output, wind direction & stuff. Certainly enough for me, a moderately fit cyclist, to drop pretty much anyone at will!
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Postby richie_b » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:30 pm

My trike:
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The castle in the background is Castle Stalker, which is where the end of Monty Python & the Holy Grail was filmed. I'm especially peely-wally in this photo since it was the first sunny day of the year.
The trike is a Greenspeed X5, very heavy, but lots of fun!
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Postby DanielS » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:04 am

franarchy wrote:DanielSthats one mighty fine looking fixie


Thanks! In its original form it had a pretty boring red+white paintjob, but I got a mate of mine who is a professional spray painter to redo it in green. I like it :D

Nice recumbent richie!
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Postby flightlessbirds » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:35 am

My track bike (as of today):
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It will probably live at the track once I have a full membership.

I feel like the ol' roadie would feel left out of I didn't post a picture of it too...
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One day maybe I'll grab a photo of the 'cross bike too.
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Postby helmut » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:14 am

it's beautiful! :D
*take me to the mediocrity dungeon*
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Postby franarchy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:53 pm

Love the capo its all I want for christmas don't think I've been good enough though!
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:19 pm

very nice. :) hmm, I guess you guys must have some sort of indoor velodrome, eh?
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Postby flightlessbirds » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:49 pm

Yup. About an hour away from where I live. I think it's now the only indoor velodrome left in Canada, which is pretty sad. The people who run it do an incredible job on a tight budget though.
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Postby DanielS » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:15 am

Lemond certainly make some very classy looking frames.

Track bike is cool too :)
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:40 am

a bit late perhaps, but here's my race machine
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weighing in at a comfortable 9,80kg 8) race-ready, so no cheating with super light weight tires that only works when it's dry and hard packed trails

Frame: Giant Anthem (S)
Fork: Magura Durin SL 80mm
Hubs: DT240S CL
Spokes: DT Revolution
Rims: FRM XMD333
Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO (running tubeless)
Controls: XTR965 Dual Control
Brakes: XTR (970 front och 965 back)
Rotors: Alligator Aries with DT CL-adapter
Front derailleur: XTR960
Rear derailleur: XTR960 Low normal
Jockey wheels: KCNC
Cassette: XTR
Chain: Dura-Ace
Pedals: EggBeater SL (with a Ward Industries titanium spindle)
Chainset: Modified XTR960 with custom titanium chainrings, 28/42 or 28/40
Seat post: KCNC Ti Pro Lite
Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide
Stem: Ritchey WCS
Handle bar: KCNC SC Bone
Barends: Extralite Cyberends
Grips: Ritchey WCS
Bottle holder: BBB Alloy (the only one that I've found that works in the super tight front triangle)

All bolts in aluminium or titanium.
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Postby Big Good Wolf » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:54 am

Fredrik, what's the advantage of the titanium spindles ?
I've broken two egg beater spindles, one C and one SL. Not the usual problem of the outer bearing collapsing and the pedal body sliding off the spindle, but actually snapped the spindle in half.
I got them both replaced by 2Pure free of charge and got some rebuild kits thrown in for free, but snapping two pedals in the past doesn't inspire confidence when hammering down hill at speed.
The standard eggbeater titanium spindles are hollow, to save weight, and have got an 85kg rider weight limit, so they're no good for me.
I see these Ward Industries ones are rated for riders up to 235lb (105kg). They have still got steps in the diameter like the genuine ones though, rather than a smooth taper. Mine both snapped at the step. Are they really any better ?
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:28 am

For me it's purely a weight issue, with the titanium spindles I shave off 40g from the pedals compared to the steel ones. Don't know really if they're better, being a 64kg cyclist myself this is rarely something that's relevant for me.

But, seeing that EggBeaters are a light weight pedal, it do have drawbacks when it comes to durability and strength. For me it's not really an issue, but I'm not sure they would be my pick if I were weighing in at 80+, I've heard about pedals snapping for heavier riders as well.
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Postby downhillingdemon » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:17 pm

Very nice 9.8 kg - that's what, about 22 lb ish? Flipdiddly, that's prolly what my rucksack weighs...

....I'd so break it :lol:
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Postby dubin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:36 pm

Here's my race bike:

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Newly added "Go Vegan!" representin' (both sides for sure)

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Still playing with stem position, so pardon the enormous amount of steerer still left haha.
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